The Miami Dolphins today announced the signing of tight end Raymond Webber, along with the waiving of tight end Brett Brackett.
Webber has spent time with various NFL, Canadian Football League, and United Football League franchises. He was initially signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but spent the season on injured reserve. He was a four-year letterman at wide receiver during his college career at Arkansas Pine-Bluff. He was most recently on the Green Bay Packers roster, signing with them in February 2014. He was released by the club in mid-May.
To make space for Webber, the Dolphins released Brackett, who joined Miami three days prior to his waiving.
Miami currently has a lot of depth at tight end, with Charles Clay, Michael Egnew, Dion Sims, Kyle Miller, Arthur Lynch, Harold Hoskins, and Webber on currently under contract. Head coach Joe Philbin recently remarked that the team could keep up to five tight ends on the roster this year, especially with the versatility required by new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's offense. Fans can expect to see tight ends lining up in the back field, slot, spread wide, and as an additional lineman throughout the season.
Webber, who tried out for Miami after the franchise's practice today, will join the team on the field tomorrow at their 8am training camp practice.